The Brain
Neurons
Divisions of the NS
Scenarios
Neural Transmission

100

Controls movement
What is the role of the Primary Motor Cortices?

100

A neuron
What is a nerve cell that goes from your brain to every other part of body to help you move? / What is the basic building block of the nervous system?

100

The brain and spinal cord
What makes up the Central Nervous System?

100

Taste-testing something we are cooking
What is an example of the somatic nervous system working?

100

The chemical synthesis in neurons and transmitted across the synapse
What is a neurotransmitter?

200

Is unable to produce fluent speech
What is the result of damage to Broca's area?

200

A nerve impulse.
What is the message a neuron sends to parts of your body?

200

Cranial nerves and spinal nerves
What nerves make up the peripheral nervous system?

200

Breathing
What is an example of a function controlled by the Autonomic Nervous System?

200

The tiny gap between neurons
What is a synapse?

300

dysfunction in movement, balance, and coordination
What is the result of damage to your cerebellum?

300

The myelin sheath
What is the fatty layer covering an axon that speeds up the rate of transmission?

300

The somatic nervous system and autonomic nervous system
What two subsystems can the PNS be divided into?

300

An involuntary response such as removing your hand from a hot stove
What is a reflex action?

300

An action potential
What is a nerve impulse travelling down an axon called?

400

The pre-frontal cortex
What is the area of the brain responsible for planning, executive thinking, impulse control etc?

400

the extension of a neuron that carries impulses toward cell body
What are the dendrites?

400

Nervous system responsible for drying out our mouths in certain situation
What is the Sympathetic Nervous System

400

The knee-jerk reaction elicited by hitting the patella tendon located under the kneecap.
What is a monosynaptic reflex?

400

Electrically charged atoms found in and around nerve cells
What are ions?

500

An area of the brain involved in emotional response and memory
What is the amygdala?

500

The structure of a neuron containing DNA and responsible for processing information
What is the nucleus?

500

Maintains homeostasis
What is the role of the Parasympathetic Nervous System?

500

A staring contest
What is an example of a situation where you override your autonomic nervous system's control?

500

-50 millivolts
What is the threshold / the point at which a nerve impulse is triggered?